I have served as an Elder, on and off, for 20+ years and have also served as a teacher and Community Group Leader. My spiritual gifts are Teaching, Discernment, and Knowledge. I love to see people understand and act on the truths of who God is and what His plans are in general and specifically for them. I have a desire to see disciples who love Jesus and stand for him wherever life or culture calls them. Cheryl and I have been married for 37 years. We have six children and five grandchildren (all girls)! Both Cheryl and I grew up in Billings, Montana and attended Montana State University. I graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering which brought us to Minnesota and a job at 3M. I am presently a Product Development Specialist in the Advance Materials Division.
I am privileged to serve as Hope Church’s Treasurer. In this position I oversee the finances of Hope Church and report back to the congregation. My desire and joy is seeing the funds we are entrusted with being used to glorify Christ as our church’s mission outreach expands. During the work week I am President/CEO of Star Choice Credit Union located in Bloomington. I also have the privilege of being married to Geri and have two wonderful children and two beautiful grand-daughters. When not spending time with them, you can us hiking Minnesota State Parks and the desert southwest.
As one of the Deacons, I help with the board in management of the church property and finances as well as reviewing Hope Church policies, church constitution and by-laws. I desire to help Hope be wise and godly stewards of the resources and gifts God has blessed us with and to help the church grow, serve, and follow Jesus example of making disciples and giving glory to God! I have a degree in Business with a focus on Accounting and do accounting and tax work at a small local CPA firm. I’ve been married to Nait for 14 years and we have two awesome kids; Josiah and Annabelle. In my free time you can find me out running or at the ninja gym doing American Ninja Warrior obstacles with my kids! I also enjoy doing crafts, playing board games, traveling, and having conversations while drinking a Caribou Carmel Cooler (even on cold winter days).
I have the privilege of serving as the Church Administrator at Hope Church. It is a joy to serve the staff and the congregation in the area of Human Resources, Financials and Office Management. Along with administration, I have a strong desire to see people in Christ centered relationships and love seeing people grow in their faith. I was blessed to meet my husband Duane here at Hope Church. We have two teenagers; Elijah and Halle. In my free time, I can be found reading, exercising, or hanging out with friends.
Loving and leading the people of Hope Church brings me immense joy. I spend the bulk of my time preaching and teaching God’s Word, empowering our staff and leaders, and coming alongside the family of Hope in times of joy and sorrow. My passions are helping others see and experience the greatness and beauty of Jesus and equipping them to become disciplemakers in all of life. I absolutely love to learn. I started out with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Purdue before shifting gears to seminary with an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. I’m currently working on a DMin at Biola University. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, Lucy, and two sons, Judah and Theo. My other loves include playing basketball, running, biking, movies, coffee, eating, Euro gaming, and watching the Colts, Boilers, Pacers, Tigers, Cubs, and Wild. It’s shameful, but you should probably also know that I don’t eat a single vegetable.